A view of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the cost of Louisiana, on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

‘Out-Of-Control’ Rig In The Gulf Gushing Methane Freely Into The Atmosphere

Unlike a spill, an out-of-control well blowing gas does not pollute in a traditional, visible sense. Instead, it releases methane — the potent, second-most prevalent greenhouse gas — into the air, contributing to climate change